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Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer (DV)Location – GloucesterSummary of role


A fantastic opportunity to join a brand new Cyber Innovation Centre Engineering Team,  contributing to developing mission critical applications and systems as part of growing team working alongside world class partner organisations.


Main duties of the position


Requirements elicitation and decomposition with the customer and the wider Raytheon (including Partner) teams;

Use Case capture and validation;

Defining requirement compliance and acceptance criteria prior to system and component sign off;

Maintaining requirements traceability;

Systems level detailed design;

Researching and resolving system design issues;

Provide interpretation of requirements and design into the component design and implementation;

Conduct Trade Studies between different system/component solution options;

Validating design documentation from partner teams;


Candidate Requirements

Essential Skills

Experience as a Systems Engineer in software intensive programmes covering the Full Engineering Life Cycle from requirements decomposition to acceptance and customer sign off

Definition of requirements via use case modelling

Requirements management

Demonstrable experience of model based systems architecture/engineering (e.g. MODAF, TOGAF)

Understanding of the complexities in design and implementation of large scale information systems

Ability to take responsibility for technical aspects of a project, and work closely with project management to deliver to time, quality and cost.

With additional experience in some or all of the following:-

Understanding of definition and implementation of system performance metrics

Data Modelling  

Technical management of partners and subcontractors

Integration and Testing of large scale systems

Information Security Engineering and associated UK government standards

Good interpersonal skills for customer liaison.

Good written and oral communication skills.

Good time management, organisation and prioritization skills.

Desirable Skills

Experience of Business Change programmes and

Knowledge of Business/Service process modelling and toolsets e.g. MooD Salamander

Knowledge of Rational Software/Systems Engineering toolsets (e.g. DOORS)

Knowledge of Service Management under ITIL principles

Working within an Agile / SCRUM /Devops delivery model


Key Behaviours

Ability to work closely with others in a small team.

Ability to work under pressure.

Contribute ideas that promote innovation.

High degree of initiative and flexibility.

Willingness to travel if required.

Willingness to obtain and maintain a UK Government Security Clearance.

Willing to learn.


BSc in Computer Science or Software/Systems Engineering discipline,

Typical Experience


Expect the candidate to have demonstrable experience in systems engineering roles. 


It is preferable that candidates have a background in the delivery of complex and high software (both COTS and bespoke) content systems requiring integration of components from multiple suppliers/partners.    


Experience of systems application development in a military or Government project background would be an advantage, but is not essential. A broad knowledge of Information Security “best practice” would be useful.

Raytheon Cyber Security

Raytheon UK has opened a new Cyber Innovation Centre in the West Country recently which offers an opportunity for an eclectic range of roles to work in a highly dynamic environment alongside some of the world’s leading experts in the cyber security and intelligence fields.Raytheon has decades of experience in cyber, information operations and information assurance to successfully protect our global customers’ critical infrastructure from the most complex threats. Increasing demand for our capabilities has led us to require the building of a new Innovation Centre to support our government, law enforcement and commercial customers. This will create a broad spectrum of new roles to support our customers in developing solutions for cyber security, research and mission support both technical and non-technical.We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are looking for something different from their career and who are demanding of themselves and others around them to achieve success. Raytheon’s ambition is to provide an environment that is more silicon valley than security and defence. We want to encourage individual innovation and progression that is both exciting and rewarding, avoiding the dull ‘beige’ of the standard information security companies.If you are looking for a role and a team that will challenge you to achieve success for our customers then providing you have the skills and the ability to achieve Government clearance we want to hear from you today.

Standard Benefits:


25 days holiday + statutory holidays 

Contributory Pension Scheme 

Life Assurance 

Flexible Benefits 

Enhanced sick pay scheme




Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.



All successful applicants must be eligible & willing to obtain a SC clearance with the view to progressing to DV level which would be sponsored by Raytheon UK. For further information on the criteria to obtain this please visit

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